Born 1946, rural sm town Minnesota, male. Pesticide exposure in question. City sprayed (fogged) streets several times a summer in 1950s for mesquitos.
Now live in Seattle. No health problems until PD diagnosis. First sign was tingle pain in right wrist and slight tremor of right hand, right arm swing is also diminished. Some tremor on irritation of right hamstring. Since only sporadic difficulty swallowing, rare. Started on Mirapex 1 mg tid and added Amantadine 100 mg bid then Zylapar. Symptoms are right side only.
Other meds now include creatine .5gm daily (1/2 dose of NIH study), omega fish oil caps, and recently coenzyme Q-10. All at recommendation of Neuro. My sympotms seem to be well controlled and it is hard to measure the progression (at least for me) since the sympotms have not changed. My tremor is generally present in right hand only with stress or excitement and my right hamstring when it is irritated - like sitting on a chair with a sharp edge. Is there an average time frame for advancing to the point of needing Ldopa? Have you been following the progress of the DNA transfer studies. Ceregene study was not positive but 2 more are in progress with other genes.
Dec 20, 2008
Nov 13, 2013
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